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Wilma Ties Atlantic Hurricane Season Record

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posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 06:02 PM
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The 2005 hurricane season has been very busy. The last named tropical storm of the season is Tropical Storm Wilma, the 21st storm of the season. Wilma is expected to reach hurricane status by mid week. This busy hurricane season ties the 1933 record for most storms in a season.
 



www.int.iol.co.za
Miami - The 2005 Atlantic hurricane season tied a 72-year-old record for busiest ever with the formation of Tropical Storm Wilma on Monday.

Wilma, which was drifting slowly through the north-western Caribbean Sea, became the 21st tropical storm or hurricane of the season, matching the record set in 1933.



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The practice of naming hurricanes began in 1950. The record for the season with the most named storms (19) was set in 1995.

Any tropical storms that may come after Wilma will be named after the Greek alphabet. The next three names will be Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. Should this happen it will be the very first time we have ever used the Greek alphabet to name a storm.

As this is only the middle of October, it is possible that we have one-and-a-half to two months left of this hurricane season.

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[edit on 10/20/05 by FredT]




 
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